Making Intervention Work for All Students

Bower, Kyle
January 2008
Principal;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p26
The article describes an elementary mathematics intervention program that maximizes classroom time for struggling learners and provides enrichment for grade-level students. The author explains his use of Academic Intervention Services (AIS), as required by New York state law for certain students. He notes the stigma of being removed from classes for remedial work and describes components of the classroom-based intervention, including data analysis, small groupings, and area-specific units.


Related Articles

  • Using Response to Intervention to Support Struggling Learners. Lose, Mary K. // Principal;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p20 

    The article discusses school principals' roles in supporting struggling learners through evidence-based response-to-intervention (RTI) approaches. The author discusses effective use of instructional time, instructional modifications, and RTI approaches that are in keeping with the U.S....

  • The Early Learning Success Initiative. Sornson, Bob // Educational Leadership;Oct2007, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p42 

    The article discusses the Early Learning Success Initiative used at the elementary-school level in the Northville Public Schools in Michigan. Modeled after the instructional support team approach developed in Connecticut and Pennsylvania, the approach allows teacher to request assistance...

  • Implementation of Response to Intervention at Middle School. Johnson, Evelyn Sue; Smith, Lori // Teaching Exceptional Children;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p46 

    The article discusses the challenges and potential benefits of using response to intervention (RTI) methods to support middle-school students as they adjust to more difficult content, as compared to elementary school, requiring independent learning and critical thinking skills. The authors...

  • State Pilots Sweeping Changes in Special Ed. Adkins, Gary // Education Digest;Nov2007, Vol. 73 Issue 3, p21 

    The article, condensed from the original in the June 2007 issue of the "Illinois School Board Newsbulletin," discusses a special education pilot project in Illinois. The Response to Intervention (RtI) concept places emphasis on early intervention over psychological testing and other traditional...

  • 'Response to Intervention' Sparks Interest, Questions. Samuels, Christina A. // Education Week;1/23/2008, Vol. 27 Issue 20, p1 

    The article reports on the "response to intervention" (RTI) method of improving students' academic performance through lesson modification and progress monitoring. Information on a trial program in Oregon's Tigard-Tualatin school district, concerns about how RTI fits in with the U.S. Individuals...

  • Nine Ways to Catch Kids Up. Burns, Marilyn // Educational Leadership;Nov2007, Vol. 65 Issue 3, p16 

    The article focuses on remedial teaching of mathematics for struggling elementary school students. It explains the importance of teaching students about the connections between mathematical ideas such as addition and multiplication, making sure students continue to use their prior knowledge and...

  • No More "Waiting to Fail". Brown-Chidsey, Rachel // Educational Leadership;Oct2007, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p40 

    The article reports on the Response to Intervention (RTI) method of determining students' eligibility for special educational services under U.S. law. The author provides historical information on passage of the Education of All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 and the Individuals with...

  • School Quality, School Program, and Teacher Self-Evaluation. Klafki, Wolfgang // European Education;Winter99/2000, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p73 

    Focuses on the demand for transference of school decision and structuring powers of states to individual schools in Germany. Purpose of the plan to expand decision-making and structuring capabilities of individual schools; Factors influencing the demand for partial autonomy of individual...

  • Interventions That Work. Scherer, Marge // Educational Leadership;Oct2007, Vol. 65 Issue 2, p7 

    The article introduces the topics of the issue, including an interview with Edward Zigler, one of the founders of the U.S. Head Start early childhood education program, an article on middle-school literacy intervention by Robert E. Slavin, Anne Chamberlain, and Cecelia Daniels, and "The Case for...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics